Preventive Care

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Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care

This white paper (40 pages) from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, American College of Sports Medicine, and Bipartisan Policy Center focuses on options for improving medical education and training in topics such as nutrition and physical activity, both of which play an important role in the prevention
and treatment of obesity and chronic diseases. These topics have traditionally received little attention in formal medical school curricula and training programs, but they are increasingly essential as part of a comprehensive, patient-focused approach to treating some of the most common and consequential health problems affecting the American population today. Later sections of this white paper describe recent efforts to address the current knowledge and skills gap and offer recommendations for further progress.

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